Saturday's 1-0 win by Malawi against Namibia has just complicated matters for Harambee Stars in Group 'F' of the World Cup qualifier.
Malawi upset Namibia courtesy of a 69th minute goal scored by Frank Mhango after the first half ended in a barren draw.
The win pushes Malawi to the top of the group with five points same as Nigeria while Namibia follow on three points. Stars are last with two points.
But the situation would have been different had Stars stopped Nigeria as they would be at least enjoying second place and with three matches remaining, their chances of making it to Brazil next year would have been enhanced.
Kenya next play Nigeria in June in Nairobi and victory at home may just raise their hopes.
One thing however, that the Stars will be proud of is ending their losing streak to Nigeria. Future matches between the two teams will never be the same again and can be expected to go either way.